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2022 Columbia River Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons Set

Beautiful Chinook Salmon at Buoy 10 on the Columbia RIver.

The 2022 Columbia River Summer/Fall Salmon and Steelhead seasons have been set. This is a joint effort with WDFW and takes some coordination each year. Increased numbers on this year’s fall salmon forecast are giving us a summer salmon season, a longer fall salmon season throughout the Columbia River, and a 3 fish bag limit […]

September Salmon

Chinook Salmon on the Columbia River near Portland, OR.

Tillamook Salmon The non-selective coho ocean season opened up on August 31st on the central Oregon coast. This fishery allows anglers to retain both wild and hatchery salmon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. During the first 2 days of the season an estimated 5,164 coho were landed, which was more than half of […]

Astoria Salmon: The Future Looks Bright

3 limits of coho salmon

The Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Season is still over a month away in Astoria, but that’s not stopping us from getting on fish that are feeding off the mouth of the Columbia River. The Pacific Ocean Salmon Season opened up last Saturday, June 22nd, to plenty of fishing action and fresh salmon fillets all around. […]

Klickitat River Coho looking good for 2015

a big coho caught off the mouth of the klickitat river

Much was made this past week when the 2015 Fall Salmon expectations were made known. What appears to be coming is a  big number of Columbia River Fall Chinook similar to the return of 2014 that made for so many good days on the water. Deep in the page of statistics was a line that I think […]

Klickitat Coho Bringing a Nice End to a Great Columbia River Salmon Season

a big pile of klickitat coho laying on a gravel beach

Two and a half months of Salmon fishing on the Columbia River? I’d say that’s a pretty good year. As we were smashing Chinook limits, we were hearing about the big Coho returns that folks were catching down in Astoria. It’s October and they’re still getting them in the Columbia River Estuary. It’s easy to […]

Buoy 10 Salmon Fishing Mayhem

A limit of Salmon caught at Buoy 10 with guide Lance Fisher

I like to do a little more blogging than I have been able to do the last few weeks, but with the Buoy 10 Salmon fishing season, I’ve really been living hand to mouth trying to keep up with everything. Customer fishing trips, bookings, boat repairs, egg curing, radio and a little time with the […]

Fall Fishing- Ready, set, GO!

salmon caught with guide Lance Fisher on the Columbia River near Astoria and Buoy 10

The next four months are really the creme de la creme for Salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Millions of Salmon will make their way into their natal rivers over the course of the next several months and we’ll be there, with rods, reels and barbeque’s in hand. I’ll be starting the season this year […]

Ocean and Mouth of the Columbia River Coho looking much improved

I have to admit right now, I didn’t miss the lack of Coho Salmon last year.  I say this with full understanding that had the Chinook not shown up in the salt and river the way they did, it would have been curtains for sure.  But fortunately for sports and charter boats alike, the Ocean […]